External trade volume
According to the preliminary data of the State Statistical Office, the export value of goods in the Republic of Macedonia in the period
January-October 2010 was 2 639 866 thousand US dollars, and the import value was 4 305 573 thousands US dollars. Import
coverage by export was 61.3%. The trade deficit in the period January-October 2010 was 1 665 707 thousand US dollars.
The trade exchange according to products shows that in the exports the most significant products are iron and steel products (flatrolled
products), clothes, ferro-nickel and petroleum oil preparations. In the imports, the most significant products are the crude
petroleum oils, motor vehicles for transport of persons and electricity.
In the period January-October 2010 the most important export partners were the EU-27 countries (61.3%) and the West Balkan
countries (31.2%), and the most important import partners were the EU-27 countries (53.5%) and the Developing countries
(27.2%). According to the total volume of international commodity trade, the most important trade partners of the Republic of
Macedonia are Germany, Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria and Italy (44.1% of the total international commodity trade).
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